Looking forward to Until Dawn 2? Well, I have bad news — it’s not coming anytime soon.
The news comes from managing director Pete Samuels who confirmed that Supermassive Games is not working on a sequel to Until Dawn. However, he did reveal that the studio is planning on taking what it did with Until Dawn and stretching it out into “similar experiences.”
In an interview with GameIndustry, Samuels revealed that reception Until Dawn garnered came as a shock to him and his team:
“I mean, we knew we’d made something really good. We all like it here, we’re very proud of it, but yeah, the way that the fans approached it and the feedback that we got there, and some of the critical acclaim that we got, and the sales… yeah, it couldn’t have put us in a better place really.”
Samuels went on to talk about how the studio is aiming to create similar cinematic storytelling experiences like Until Dawn, be it horror or not. Calling Until Dawn and its success “a stepping stone,” Samuels also reiterated on the previous statement that the studio is going multiplatform by confirming the future Until Dawn-like experiences they create will indeed come to other platforms other than PlayStation 4.
“It seems that the next logical step for us now is to broaden that out into similar experiences, but with differences depending on the IP, the publisher, the platform, so on. That’s what we want, and that’s what we’re really focused on now… to take what we did with Until Dawn and push that even further.”
Until Dawn released exclusively for PlayStation 4 on August 25, 2015. Once released, it garnered a 79 on Metacritic.
This news tickles my toes, and is exactly what I wanted to hear. Until Dawn and it’s characters don’t need a sequel, but we (or at least I) need more games like Until Dawn. Interactive Cinematic Storytelling is one of my favorite genres in video games, and I’m glad Supermassive Games appears to be a mainstay in that genre going forward.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.